Alexis Sanchez to pay £890,000 tax ,plus interest to avoid 16 months in prison
The Manchester United striker Alexis Sanchez has been found guilty of the defrauding the Spanish government of £890,000 in image rights, between 2012 and 2013 while playing for Barcelona.
Sanchez has been sentenced to 16 months in prison, report said that he will not serve his jail term ,though he has been suspended.
The Former Arsenal striker Sanchez has reached an agreement with the Office of the Attorney General and the State Attorney where he agreed to repay the money owed, plus interest, and recognized that he falsified the sale of his image rights to a foreign company in order to avoid paying tax.
The Chilean has now accepted his sentence, and has two years to pay the money back, before the suspension is lifted and he will be forced to spend time behind bars.
The striker gave evidence to a Spanish court via a video camera from London while an Arsenal player on January 16, 2017.